One person dead after shooting on First Street

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 6:09 PM
Last updated 9:38 PM
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A 64-year-old man is dead after a shooting in the 400 block of First Street about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Joseph Williams, of First Street, was shot at least once in the torso. He was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital where he died about 6:30 p.m., according to Richmond County deputy coroner Kenneth Boose.

Ronald Bryant, who said he knew Williams for more than 50 years, said he thought the shooting was over an argument about pills.

“He was a good friend,” Bryant said.

Williams was shot in the parking lot of his apartment building, where investigators were taking pictures of a blue sedan that might have been involved in the incident.

Police said they are searching for a black male with dreadlocks who is wearing a white shirt and blue jean shorts. He was last seen running toward East Boundary.

Williams’s death is the 22nd homicide in Richmond County this year.

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corgimom
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corgimom 08/21/12 - 09:05 pm
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Hey, Augusta is safe. Ronnie

Hey, Augusta is safe. Ronnie Strength and Countyman say so. No worries.

countyman
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countyman 08/21/12 - 09:40 pm
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small group

What do the same few people get out of bashing Augusta daily? There's bad, okay, and nice areas throughout Augusta similar to any other city..

Is Charlotte safe??

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-teen-shot-killed-west-charl...

gcap
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gcap 08/21/12 - 09:31 pm
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On your mark!

The sheriff's race is over. The good citizens of Augusta had better run like the murderer did. Otherwise, you'll need to clean your guns...or arm yourselves.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/22/12 - 12:19 pm
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Count on it gcap

We already need to be ready to protect ourselves. It's just going to be all the more necessary now, and pretty much everywhere.

Concerned2007
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Concerned2007 08/22/12 - 01:18 pm
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Pay Attention

@Gcap: The run for sheriff is not over until Nov. 6, 2012.

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